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Corinth, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Corinth had a population of 14,866 as of July 1, 2018. Corinth ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Corinth is located at latitude 34.9343 and longitude -88.5223 in Alcorn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corinth encompass a land area of 30.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Alcorn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Corinth (GNIS ID: 2404132) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Corinth is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alcorn County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Corinth: Cross City.

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Corinth, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,866
Population in Households 14,303
Population in Familes 11,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 563
Population Density2 493
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $34,668
Average Household Income $50,486
Per Capita Income $21,509


Total Housing Units 7,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,159 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,050 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,042 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $106,098
Average Home Value $144,490


Total Households 6,209
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,740
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% -0.1%
Households -0.1% -0.15%
Families -0.02% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Corinth, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corinth to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 93rd
Population Density # 171 53rd
Diversity Index # 86 77th
Median Household Income # 183 50th
Per Capita Income # 126 65th

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